Police Department Announces Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Program

The Village of Lindenhurst Police Department is proud to announce the implementation of a Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Program commencing this week. This proactive measure demonstrates our commitment to fulfilling the requirements set forth by the Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Camera Act well in advance of the January 1, 2025 deadline. Our officers have diligently evaluated and tested BWCs since October 2023 and have undergone comprehensive training on the department's BWC policy. These body-worn cameras will complement the existing squad car video/audio system that has served our community for many years.
Body-worn cameras will enhance transparency, accountability, and trust while promoting officer and public safety. They will also help the Lindenhurst Police Department provide effective police services and develop, strengthen, and sustain partnerships in the community. Community-oriented policing, relationship building, fostering trust, and providing quality customer service represent the cornerstone of the Lindenhurst Police Department’s organizational philosophy.